Staff Profile:Dr Hassan Fazeli Nashli

Areas of Interest:
  • Neolithization in Iran
  • Craft Specialization
  • Emergency of Complex Society in Iran
  • Social Archaeology
  • Chronology of Iran from Neolithic to the end of Iron Age
  • Historical Archaeology of Iran
Research groups / Centres:

Social Archaeology Research Group

Key Facts:

Hassan Fazeli Nashli joined the department in December 2011 after 20 years work in the Department of Archaeology, University of Tehran. He was also Director of the Iranian Centre for Archaeological Research, the government organization responsible for overseeing all archaeological and heritage work in Iran. Hassan conducted and facilitated many international archaeological projects in different parts of Iran, mainly on the Neolithic and Chalcolithic periods. Hassan is jointly working with Professor Roger Matthews on a book entitled "Ancient Iran: A Social Archaeology", aiming to present a new interpretation of Iran's past from the Palaeolithic to the end of the Achaemenid Empire. From the beginning of 1960s to the present time, tremendous archaeological researches were conducted in Iran, and a new synthesis is much needed.

The Neolithization of Iran is very important, as Iran is one of the first regions of the world to make the change from mobile hunter-foraging to settled villager-farming. During the past ten years lots of surveys and excavations of Neolithic sites have been conducted in Iran, and Hassan and Roger are publishing a new book about the Neolithization of Iran which will revise and update previous studies. The study of chronological sequences of Iran entered a new stage during the past ten years. Hassan and Professor Mark Pollard from the Oxford University are calibrating all C14 dates from Neolithic to the Bronze Age sites of Iran in order to present calendar dates for each phase and period based on a regional perspective. Find out more about the book: The Neolithisation of Iran: the Formation of New Societies

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Further Publications:

Fazeli, Nashli, Hassan, Vidale, M, Bianchetti P, Giuseppe G; 2010, The Evolution of Ceramic Manufacturing Technology During the Late Neolithic and Transitional Chalcolithic Periods at Tepe Pardis, Iran, AMIT, pp.87-127.

Wong, E; Petrie, C. A; Fazeli, Nashli, Hassan, 2010, Cheshmeh-Ali Ware: A Petrographic and Geochemical Study of Transitional Chalcolithic Period Ceramic Industry on the North Central Plateau of Iran, IRAN, pp. 11-26.

Ramaroil, V; Hamilton. J; Ditchfield, P; Fazeli, Nashli, Hassan; Aali, A; Coningham, R.A.E; Pollard, S.M; 2010, The Chehr Abad “Salt Men” and the Isotopic Ecology of Humans in Ancient Iran, American Journal of Physical Anthropology,  pp. 343-354.

Fazeli, Nashli, Hassan; Beshkani, A; Markosian, A; Ilkani, H; Young, R; 2009, The Neolithic to Chalcolithic Transition in the Qazvin Plain, Iran: Chronology and Subsistence Strategies, AMIT, Volume 41, pp. 1-21.

Fazeli, Nashli, Hassan; Abedi, N; 2009, An Introductory Approach to the Archaeological Record, Journal of Archaeological Research, Volume 1, No 1, pp. 119-134.

Marghussian A.K; Fazeli, Nashli, Hassan; Sarpolaky, H; 2009, Chemical-Mineralogical Analyses and Microstructural Studies of Prehistoric Pottery from Rahmatabad, South-Western Iran, Archeometry Volume 51, 5, pp. 733-747.

Gillmore G. K; Coningham, R. A. E; Fazeli, Nashli, Hassan; Young, R.L, Magshoudi, M, Batt, C.M, Rushworth, G. (2009) Irrigation on the Tehran Plain, Iran: Tepe Pardis — The site of a possible Neolithic irrigation feature, Catena, Volume 78, p. 285–300.

Fazeli, Nashli, Hassan; Salimi, M; Young, R; 2009, Landlord villages of the Tehran Plain, Iran and historical archaeology in Iran, IRAN, Vol. XLVII. pp. 149-164.

Young, R; Fazeli, Nashli, Hassan; 2008, Interpreting Animal Bones in Iran: Considering New Animal Bone Assemblages from Three Sites in the Qazvin Plain within a Broader Geographical and Chronological Perspective, Paléorient, Volume 34.2, pp. 153-172.

Fazeli, Nashli, Hassan; Azizi, H, 2008, Stylistic Variability and the Link between the Patterns and Forms of the Prehistoric Potteries of  Rahmat Abad Hill in Fars,  Journal of  the Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Volume 59, 101 – 124.

Pollard, M.A; Brothwell, D. R; Aali, A; Buckley, S; Fazeli, Nashli, Hassan; Hadian, D. M;  Holden, T;  Jones, A. K. G; , Shokouhi, J.J; Vatandost, R; 2008, Below the Salt: A Preliminary Study of the Dating and Biology of Five Salt-Presereved Bodies From Zangan Province, Iran, IRAN, Volume XLVI, 135-150
Fazeli, N. H; 2007, Socioeconomic Transformation of the Qazvin Plain, Excavation of Tepe Ghabristan, Season III, Iranian Center for Archaeological Research

Fazeli, Nashli, Hassan, Coningham, R.A.E; Young,  R; Gillmore, G. K; Magsodi, M; Valipour, H; 2007, Socio-economic Transformations of the Tehran Plain: Final Season of Settlement Survey and Excavations at Tepe Pardis, IRAN,  pp. 267-286.

Schmidt, A; Fazeli, Nashli, Hassan; 2007, Tepe Ghabristan: A Chalcolithic Tell Buried in Alluvium, Archaeological Prospect, Volume 14, pp. 38-46.

Gillmore, G.K; Coningham, R.A.E; Young, R; Fazeli, Nashli, Hassan, Rushworth, G; Donhworth, G; Batt, G; 2007, Holocene Alluvial Sedimentats of the Tehran Plain: Sedimentation and Site Archaeological Visibility, in: Willson, L; Dickinson, P. and Jeandron, J. (Eds), Reconstructing Human- Landscape Interactions, Cambridge Scholars, Newcastle, pp. 37-67.

Fazeli, Nashli, Hassan, Azizi H; 2007, Comparative Chronology of Tape Rahmat Abad base on excavated Pottery Collection, Ouaterly  Journal of the Research Institute of  I.C.H.T.O, pp. 59 – 68.

Fazeli, N. H; 2006,  Archaeology of the Qazvin Plain from the Sixth to the First Millennium BC, University of Tehran.

Coningham, R. A; Fazeli, Nashli, Hassan, Young, R; et al, 2006, Socioeconomic Transformations: Settlement Survey of the Tehran Plain and Excavation at Tepe Pardis, IRAN, pp. 33-62.

Bernbeck, R. Fazeli, N. H;  Pollock, S; 2006, Life in the Fifth-Millennium BC  Village Excavations at Rahmatabad, Iran, Near Eastern Archaeology, Volume, 68: 3, pp. 94-105.

Fazeli, Nashli, Hassan, Abbasnegad R. S; 2005, Social Transformation and International interaction in the Qazvin Plain during the 5th, 4th and 3th millennia B.C. AMIT, Volume, pp.7-26.

Fazeli, Nashli, Hassan, Wong. E; Potts, D.T; 2005, The Qazvin Plain revisited: a reappraisal of the chronology of North western Central Plateau, Iran in the 6th to the 4th millennium BC, Ancient Near Eastern Studies, pp. 3-82.

Fazeli, Nashli, Hassan, 2005, Zagheh Preliminary Excavation Report, Journal of the Faculty of Letters and Humanities, 54, pp.1-20.

Fazeli, Nashli, Hassan, 2004, Revision of the Date of the Settlement at Tepe Ghabristan, Archaeological Report, 37-50.

Matthews, R, Fazeli, Nashli, Hassan; 2004, Copper and Complexity: Iran and Mesopotamia in the fourth millennium BC, IRAN, pp. 61-75.

Fazeli, Nashli, Hassan, Coningham, R.A.E. and Batt, C.M; 2004, Cheshmeh-Ali Revisited: Towards an Absolute dating of the Late Neolithic and Chalcolithic of Iran’s, IRAN, pp. 13-23.

Coningham, R. A; Fazeli, Nashli, Hassan, Young, R; Donahue, R; 2004, Location, Location, Location: A pilot Survey of the Tehran plain in 2003, IRAN, pp.1-12.

Fazeli, Nashli, Hassan; 2004, The Archaeology of the Qazvin Plain from the Sixth to the First Millennium BC, University of Tehran Press.

Fazeli, Nashli, Hassan; Donahue, R. E; Coningham, R. A. E; 2002, Stone Tools Production, Distribution and Use During The Late Neolithic and Chalcolithic Periods On The Tehran Plain, IRAN, pp. 1-14.

Fazeli, Nashli, Hassan; Coningham, R. A. E; Pollard. M; 2001, Chemical Characterisation of the Late Neolithic and Chalcolithic Pottery from the Tehran plain, IRAN, pp. 55-71.

Fazeli, Nashli, Hassan; 2001, Settlement survey of the Tehran plain in 1998, Journal of Human Faculty and Humanity, No: 160, pp.197-217.

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